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Virtual security: NCC hands over ICT equipment to Nigerian Army

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By Emmanuel Elebeke
—The Nigerian Communication Commission, NCC, yesterday, donated a set of ICT equipments to the Nigerian Army Institute of Technology and Environmental Studies, Makurdi in Abuja to enhance research.

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The items include 10 laptops, 1 colored laser printer, 2 black and white laserjet printers  and 1 projector.

Presenting the items, the head of ICT department, NCC, Engr. Abraham Oshadame said the donation was in response to a request made by the institute in October 2018 in which the institute solicited for the Commission’s intervention in the area of provision of ICT facilities for their use.

He said the Commission is determined to assist the Nigerian army because of the crucial role they play in the security of the nation and expressed confidence that the tools would enhance their performance going forward.

” I am delighted to inform you that the Commission promptly responded to the request by making donation of the ICT equipment to the institute.

“The Commission no doubt expects that this gesture will go a long way to complement the efforts of the Nigerian army towards achieving its mandate and to further enhance the security of the country.

“It is our hope that this donation will.make a difference on the staff and students of our instrument not only by improving their acess to information and ICT tools but to developing appreciation of ICT for improved efficient in teaching and learning in various subjects.”

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“We expect  that these ICT tools will be properly allocated, managed, protected and maintained for the benefit of staff and students.”

Responding, the Rector of the institute, Brig. Gen. Aminu Abdul, who was represented by the Director of IT at the institute, Ms Chidinma Nwafor, expressed gratitude to NCC for the collaboration and promised that the equipment would be put into good use.

She said

The items presented today will actually go a long way in research and development because we have students who are studying computer engineering and environment all studies.

“Right now we do not have some of these items presented to us in our labs and class rooms. With this donation, we are confident that our students would be encouraged more in research and development, ” he added.

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